One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Collins always seemed to play the game with an air of detachment, a cool aloofness in his comfortable possession of the ball and passing that was as smooth as soul music.’
- ‘His mysterious, mesmerizing aloofness suggests that all we yearn for, all that really counts for us in the end, is hopelessly out of reach.’
- ‘Being basically a shy person, I think some players mistook my shyness for aloofness.’
- ‘It was his air of aloofness that drew attention.’
- ‘The locals were neither friendly nor unfriendly; they stood staring from doorways or muttering to themselves in gloomy lanes, and their aloofness was unusual.’
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